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My macro gear setup

Mon Apr 14, 2014, 12:38 PM
I usually get asked what's that "flash modifier made with an orange juice package"  I use for my macro photography. Well I must recognise that in fact it is not an orange juice package but an Iced Tea package, sorry for that ^^;. What I try with it is to extend the range of my flash, to be able to light up anything right in front of my lens and from above. I also added a piece of foam that works as a diffuser, although it didn't worked very fine. Lately I found a bag of some kind of cloth that really diffuses the light of the flash.
I took the idea from this tutorial by Jules1983 Self-Made Flash Extender by Jules1983. You can also find an interesting setup in melvynyeo's blog here: melvyn-yeo.blogspot.com.es/p/a…, just scroll down a bit.
All you have to do is to cut any kind of package like the one in the images below, the hole at the bottom is to insert the flash, so it must bit the exact size of it not to loose any light from there. The trick is that this kind of packages interior are made of aluminum, what transmit light very well.

Dsc0122 by MarcosRodriguez Dsc0123 by MarcosRodriguez
This is the basic setup of the flash modifier

After that it will be a good idea to find some kind of "translucent foam" or some kind of cloth, wich would let pass most of the light but wich won't create hard shadows.

Dsc0124 by MarcosRodriguez Dsc0125 by MarcosRodriguez
This is the modifier mounted on the camera with and without the "diffuser"

I hope this to be helpful to someone who wants to try macro photography, and please forgive the crappy pictures.







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:iconarkiniano:
Arkiniano Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014
Wow, ni McGiver oye! ;) pero en serio, me ha resultado muy interesante. Saludos!
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:iconmarcosrodriguez:
MarcosRodriguez Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
JEJE!! :D Me alegra ser de ayuda! ;)
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Jules1983 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
:giggle: Thanks for sharing!!
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:iconmarcosrodriguez:
MarcosRodriguez Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
:aww: Thanks to you too!! :D
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freemoslimarose Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
i may have to try this! :) thanks for sharing!
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:iconmarcosrodriguez:
MarcosRodriguez Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Sure, it gives nice results! :D
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freemoslimarose Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:)
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pentaxianspentax Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I like it! Cheap and effective!
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:iconmarcosrodriguez:
MarcosRodriguez Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Yes, you can use any kind of package you have!! :aww:
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pentaxianspentax Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Indeed! Very good tool!
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